UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

This course provides students with the opportunity to study key concepts and approaches in political sociology and theoretical debates about the relationship between state and society, and identity and power. Graduates acquire a mix of in'depth area knowledge of Russia and Eastern Europe, research skills and theoretical understanding. The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, laboratory sessions, workshops, presentations, self'study and specialist language classes.

Course Modules

Core modules: Political Sociology; methodology; qualitative methods; understanding and analysing data; comparative analysis in social and political research; introduction to discourse analysis. Options: Bakhtin and others (alterity, identity and dialogue); causes, consequences and control (corruption and governance); cities in Eastern Europe; empires, nationalism and communism (states and societies of Southeast Europe); ethno'political conflict in Central and Eastern Europe; gender and sexuality in modern Russian culture; informal practices in post'communist societies; migration in the EU; nations, identity and power; politics of Southeast Europe; sexuality and society in Russia and Eastern Europe; sociology of religion; the Soviet cultural experiment, 1917'1945.

Course Additional Entry

Normally an upper 2nd Class undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants with a good lower 2nd Class undergraduate degree (pass of 55% or better) or equivalent may also be considered on their individual merits.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £18,670  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £9,815  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £9,285  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £4,935  Academic year. First year home fees